An interesting article regarding the Chinese restaurant & takeaway in Condobolin in rural NSW.
There are a number of suburban Chinese reataurants in Cairns which opened in the 1970’s which are still going strong.
One of the few that did close would always remember our name when we phoned a takeaeay order and respond “Ah XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXX, long time no see” and would always fill the containers to the point that they had to cover them with cling film as the lids could not be fitted.
The first time we stayed overnight in St George in SW Qld, we bought takeaway from the local Chinese & Asian restaurant.
A year later, we stayed there again and went to the restaurant and the lady said “Good to see you come back again”.